C165a has been developed by measuring and testing a classic VCA compressor with a great sound and very simple to use. Its features have been extended including sidechain filters, a sample-aligned parallel mixing control and a limiter switch.

Main features are:

  • mono/stereo

  • Auto mode for easy compression, punch and smooth sustain

  • 4x oversampling for nice saturation

  • internal sidechain equalizer (low, mid and high bands)

  • internal limiter with controlled distortion (for more punch, peak control or creative drive – switchable)

  • sample aligned internal parallel compression

  • knee meter (leds) and in/out/compression meter

  • simple 3D interface

  • from transparent compression to extreme punch, sustain and creative distortion


VST/AU/AAX 29.99$

A demo/beta version of the AAX Apple-silicon-native is available here:

C165a – Beta/Demo – AAX Apple-silicon-native

(To install: ensure your workstation is online while you insert the first instance. If you don’t own a license, it will run in demo mode, requires the workstation to be online every time you add a first instance in a project or re-open a project).